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2-day Cloud Workshop for NREN cloud managers

Panorama of greek and turkish parts of Nicosia. Cyprus

The goal of the training is to raise awareness of cloud technology and building of cloud capability in Europe through interactive sessions and live discussion.

This cloud training will be first and foremost for the European NRENs (both the CEOs and CTOs) to meet the GÉANT cloud team,Microsoft,  AWS and Google cloud experts.  Priority will be given to Eastern European countries participating EAPConnect project and NRENs in the GN4-3 project that have not attended the GÉANT cloud workshops before

GÉANT cloud team in collaboration with the Learning and Development team GLAD will introduce the GÉANT cloud portfolio, tools and necessary skills and knowledge needed for making the decisions about clouds. The participants will bring along their cloud stories and business models (including challenges and obstacles) as Proof of Concept to be discussed during the hands-on sessions. Also plans for cloud work can be prepared for the discussion.

Participants will have the opportunity to see and discuss the newest cloud technologies and the approach to the implementation with the experts from the AWS and Google world. The level of technical presentation will give a high-level view of cloud usage for NREN’s clients.

Event address & directions

CYNET offices, Cyprus
University of Cyprus
Learning Resource Centre – “Stelios Ioannou”
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia


Wednesday 4th March 2020 Thursday 5th March 2020 
9:00 – 10:00 GÉANT Introduction session AWS Cloud
10:00-12:30 Microsoft Azure Cloud
Coffee Coffee
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch
13:30 – 17:00 Google Cloud GÉANT closing session
Coffee Coffee

 Your hosts

Maria Ristkok                     GÉANT Cloud Work Package Leader                        HITSA, Estonia

Darko Paric                         GÉANT Cloud Adoption Support Leader                  CARNET, Croatia

Microsoft, AWS and Google course trainers

Microsoft: Denis Chiurtu
AWS: Daniel Bacelic
Google: Jim Levi

Eligibility for registration

Priority to Eastern European countries participating EAPConnect project

Deadline for registration

21st February

Register Here


Countries in the EAPConnect project can claim under the EAPConnect project.

Countries not in EAPConnect project can request for funding under the GN4-3 WP1 T5 project training activity. The travelling costs will be claimed by the monthly reporting form to GÉANT (



Hotel Recommendation

Special rates have been arranged by CyNet with The Landmark Nicosia (ex-Hilton Cyprus, ca 5 km from the venue).

NB! The special rates offer is valid for 20-25 rooms until 20 February 2020 (only if at least 10 rooms will be booked at this hotel).

Rates: Guest Rooms
Single € 115.00
Double € 135.00

Executive Rooms
€ 165.00
€ 185.00

If you wish to stay at The Landmark Nicosia you must make your reservation with Ms Sofi Anagnostopoulou ( and note that you are attending the “2-day Cloud Workshop

Transportation (airport to hotel): For travelling from the airport to Nicosia people can use Kapnos Airport Shuttle ( or we can arrange for a taxi to pick people up (Mr. Andreas ++357 99 689020 / – about 50euro per ride and less if shared). Note that the shuttle does not take you directly to your hotel, so you will need to catch a taxi.

Transportation (hotel to venue): The best way to get around is by taxi. Bus service is rather limited.

TIP:   We would suggest landing at Larnaca airport, which is much closer to Nicosia than the Pafos one.

Electricity plug in Cyprus is “G” (UK) type. 

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